New wind farm vessel
IRISH company Arklow Marine Services has created a new vessel specifically for offshore wind farms.
The innovative 20-metre aluminium catamaran was built specifically for servicing offshore wind farms in Britain and cost £1.7m (€2.04m).
The development of the innovative vessel was part-financed by Enterprise Ireland's R&D Fund. The need for new generation vessels for off-shore wind farms arose from the awarding of nine off-shore wind farm sites in UK coastal waters in January 2010.